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Friday, March 4, 2022

The deadline to apply for an APCO Scholarship is March 31! Time is running out to take advantage of this member benefit that provides funds for professional development and career advancement.
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We want you to design the APCO 2022 conference T-shirt. We're looking for original designs that incorporate the host city Anaheim and/or the state of California, and the spirit of APCO International and emergency communications. Designs will be voted on and the winner’s artwork will be printed on the back of the next APCO conference shirt in Anaheim. The deadline to submit is May 5
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APCO has issued a call for participation for working group members to participate in the creation of a candidate standard titled Common Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) Public Safety GIS Identifiers. APCO is looking for a well-balanced group that will include contributions from training, technical and operational subject matter experts from the public safety communications realm. The deadline to sign up is April 1.
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These webinars are free to APCO members and worth one CDE.

Resources & Recommendations for Calls Involving Missing Children on the Autism Spectrum
April 27 | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET
Sponsored by NCMEC

Overcoming GIS Challenges in a NG9-1-1 World: A Case Study
March 30 | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET
Sponsored by Intrado

 

This quarter's young professional spotlight is Alicia Taylor with Woods County E911 in Oklahoma. Taylor has excelled in emergency communications since her arrival in 2016 and like many young professionals in the field, she came with no prior public safety experience. She is 29 years old and has been a full time telecommunicator at Woods County E911 for six years.
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Earn up to 12 CDEs with an annual subscription on interesting and relevant topics for emergency communications personnel. Upcoming topics in APCO Illuminations include:

  • Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD) Track: Medical Differences Between Male and Female — Begins April 1. Register
  • General Track: Dangers of Dispatch Priming — Begins April 1. Register
  • Communications Training Officer (CTO) Track: Facts Not Opinions — Addresses accurate and concise written documentation — Begins April 1. Register
 

Marble Falls Police Department, TX, has received APCO Agency Training Program Certification, a Project 33® Initiative. Public safety agencies use the APCO International Agency Training Program Certification as a formal mechanism to ensure their training programs meet APCO American National Standards (ANS).
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Canon City Daily Record
Fremont County, Colorado, public safety telecommunicators Dakotah Johnson, Kristi DeGarmo and Jade Wallace were recognized for their calm response in separate incidents during February.
 
Government Technology
In Austin, Texas, service requests can be made through voice calls and the AI system is able to ask about and record basic information from callers.
 
Patch.com
Fairfield County Regional Dispatch is expected to streamline emergency response by combining two ECCs in one location.
 
 
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